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How to enroll

How Do I Join Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage?

If you currently have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), you can join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan between November 15, 2005 and May 15, 2006.

Step 1: To determine if you are eligible for Extra Help, please contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) and obtain the Extra Help form.

Step 2: If you are approved, you will have to enroll in Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Coverage program.

Even if you don’t use a lot of prescription drugs now, you should still consider joining a Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Plan.

RIPAE participants are advised to join by May 15, 2006.

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